(Solution) Representation (MULT10017)
Assessment One: Bibliographic Exercise
Word count: 500 words – Due
This first piece of assessment is designed to familiarise you with some of the
basic requirements in producing written work in Arts subjects. Make sure you
read all the instructions carefully so as to address all requirements.
The task: Select ONE of the essay topics from assessment 2 that interests
you and produce an annotated bibliography of four sources for this topic.
(NB: You might like to use this task as research toward your essay for
Assessment 2; although you may write on a different text for the essay if you
The annotated bibliography should use MLA style and be broken up into two
1. A title and brief description of the case/object of study you have selected
(approximately 100 words).
2. Bibliographical details (i.e. author, title and publication details) and
descriptions (i.e. annotations) of 4 items (approximately 400 words in total).
The items selected must include at least one of each of the following:
a.A peer-reviewed academic article (what is this? More information at the
two links below:
https://web.library.uq.edu.au/research-tools-techniques/searchtechniques/improve- your-search-results/peer-reviewed-journalarticles#2 )
b. A book or book chapter
Assessment 2: Research Essay
Length: 2000 words (including quotes and in-text references but not including bibliography)
Grade value 45%
Submission: e-submission at Turnitin via the Representation LMS website
Essay Task: Choose one text from those we have studied this semester and write
an essay on it in response to one of the following questions:
Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity
1. How does Double Indemnity represent gender?
2. How does the form of Double Indemnity convey its meaning?
3. bell hooks writes that “often multiple standpoints are expressed in an
existing film. A film may have incredibly revolutionary standpoints merged
with conservative ones” (2012, 3). Discuss in relation to Double Indemnity.
A sonnet by Petrarch, Shakespeare, Smith or Brecht.
4. How is gender represented in your chosen sonnet?
5. How does the sound of your chosen sonnet shape its meaning?
6. Sonnets are arguments. Discuss in relation to a single sonnet.
Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage.
7. Mother Courage and Her Children is an explicitly ideological play. Identify
and critically evaluate some of the ways Brecht conveys his message.
8. How does Mother Courage represent gender?
9. Explain how the form of Mother Courage conveys the play’s meaning.
Your essay should develop an argument supported by examples from your chosen
text, and with references to secondary sources. It should include detailed close
analysis of at least one passage from the text or scene from the film.
• Primary sources are the film, poem, or play. You will draw examples from
your primary source in the form of quotations or descriptions of film
• Secondary sources are scholarly books and articles. You will refer to
secondary sources in the form of quotations.
• You are welcome to use secondary sources from your bibliographic
assignment, if they prove useful to your chosen topic.
• You should use at least two secondary sources that are not in the Subject
• You are expected to use a minimum of four secondary sources.
Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
Your essay should:
1. Demonstrate understanding of the task and question
2. Demonstrate sound research skills
3. Undertake a critical engagement with the selected text and scholarship
4. Present a coherent argument in response to the essay task
5. Be written clearly
Solution (Assessment 1)
Topic: Gender and objectification of women-double indemnity
This annotated bibliography portrays various gender issues as well as objectification of women that various articles and books highlight. As such, the relationship between gender and objectification of women is currently a vice that many women go through, not withstanding some men. In regards to this, the topic is an eye opener as it allows for the comparison and a deep understanding on the various issues on gender. Taking this into account, I find Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity as a masterpiece that clearly highlights the issue of sexuality, greed and betrayal in the current society. These themes are clearly visible through Phylis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck) who is elegant and beautiful, and thus objectified by the male counterpart through fantasies.
Allyn, John, and Billy Wilder’s. “Double Indemnity: A Policy That Paid Off.” Literature/Film Quarterly 6.2 (1978): 116-124.
Allyn and Wilder argue that sexuality/objectification of women is one of the social vices that have corrupted today’s society…………………………………………………………………………....Click the purchase icon above to purchase full solution for $10